Nov 09 - Nov 11
Mon - Wed
7:30am-10am PT (5:30pm–8pm IT)

Disaster Preparedness and Lessons Learned from the First Wave of COVID-19

Please join us for our annual Stanford Medicine–Rambam Health Care Campus Symposium!

This year’s theme is Disaster Preparedness and Lessons Learned from the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and aims to examine how our practices, approaches and understanding of disaster preparedness and response are evolving during this sudden and volatile crisis.

Sponsored by the Koret Foundation.


This virtual symposium will draw speakers and attendees on an international scale, from the Greater Bay Area, throughout the United States, to Israel. We will engage at the international, national, and local level to identify how together we can advance the field of emergency management. Key topics will include surge capacity, data sharing, public health infrastructure, coordination between health systems, mental health, and our “new normal”, amongst others.

The Stanford University School of Medicine and Rambam Health Care Campus collaboration was launched in early 2020 with the goal of facilitating interaction and exchange of ideas and resources that benefit discovery and human health by improving patient care through advancing the underlying science of medicine and leveraging one another’s capabilities to accelerate local programs.

About Rambam Health Care Campus

Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) is a 1000-bed world-class teaching hospital and major tertiary (referral) medical center for all of Northern Israel, serving more than two million residents. Rambam is the exclusive comprehensive trauma treatment provider and the only Level 1 trauma center in the region. It also plays a leading role caring for wounded soldiers, civilians, and victims of trauma beyond the border, including Syrian refugees and Palestinian trauma cases. Rambam has also developed and pioneered innovative digital technologies and decision support systems for emergency preparedness that have been adopted by Israel’s Ministry of Health and applied nationally.

About Stanford Medicine

A leader in the biomedical revolution, Stanford Medicine has a long tradition of leadership in pioneering research, creative teaching protocols and effective clinical therapies. Stanford Medicine comprises of three organizations: Stanford Medicine: a research-intensive medical school that promotes diversity and empowers future leaders with the skills they need to be adaptable and resourceful; Stanford Health Care: ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for innovative programs in cancer treatment, cardiac care, neurology, orthopedic surgery and organ transplantation; and Stanford Children’s Health: Internationally recognized for advancing family-centered care of children, adolescents and expectant mothers. 

Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health at Stanford is one of only five American College of Surgeons-verified Level I adult and pediatric trauma centers in California. It is the only Level I pediatric trauma center on the San Francisco Peninsula. Stanford Health Care has been recognized as a Level I trauma center for more than 20 years.

Collectively, the two hospitals see approximately 2,870 trauma patients per year, with 63% of those patients requiring hospital admission — the most admissions of any trauma center in the County.